Bikecentennial was a cross-country bike tour that commemorated the the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. The ride boasted 4,000 riders. Mostly young adults, many had never done long-distance bike touring, if they had even ridden a bike at all since their childhood ...
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Bill Bliss Triple - This “triple tandem” bicycle was ridden by Bill Bliss and his two daughters (ages seven and eight) across America during the 1976 Bikecentennial event. (Bikecentennial ‘76 is now known as Adventure Cycling Association). #bikecentennial
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"After the inaugural cross-country event in 1976, Bikecentennial dedicated itself to inspiring people to travel by bike and in 1994, the organization renamed itself Adventure Cycling. That first cross-country route became today’s TransAmerica Trail (still used by thousands of cyclists each year) and provided the foundation for the organization’s routes and mapping efforts, which are heavily relied upon by today's Adventure Cycling members undertaking their own adventure ..."
Doug Siple holding photographer Ron McClure's bike in West Yellowstone. About half a month into our Bikecentennial76 Trans-Am ride. This was the last snow we would see on the trip. photo: Ron McClure
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Transam group TAEK602 enjoys a beans and hot dogs dinner at Buckhorn Lake State Park in Kentucky. (photo by Bill Weir)
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the organization i work for [adventure cycling] was started by a cross-country bike ride in 1976. this is a photo from that trip. so, basically, the organization i work for was started by hot dogs, chilli, and one-piece bathing suits... i have never been more proud.
TAEK602 dinner at Buckhorn Lake
Transam group TAEK602 at the Camp Chickahominy trailhead in Virginia. Departing on June 2, the group finished their journey in Reedsport, Oregon, on August 20.
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Richard Szubeczak of TAWB516 rescued a stray kitten from the side of the road near Hazard, Kentucky. He fashioned a carrier for 'Keats' in his handlebar bag with cardboard and spare spokes, took him to a vet for a check up and treatment for ear ticks, rode to the finish of the Trail in Yorktown, Virginia, and finally took him home where Keats lived for nine years. (photo by Dan Burden)
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During the Bikecentennial summer a Bud's Bike Shop/Shimano sponsored van and mechanic roamed the TransAm Trail offering on-the-spot repairs. (photo by Dan Burden)
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Shimano Repair Van During the Bikecentennial summer a Bud’s Bike Shop/Shimano sponsored van and mechanic roamed the TransAm Trail offering on-the-spot repairs. (photo by Dan Burden)
Not all of the Bikecentennial riders went all the way across the country. These riders are about to leave Camp Chickahominy, near Yorktown, Virginia for a 21-day week tour that would end in Berea, Kentucky. (photo by Dan Burden)